Fueling the Future of Nuclear Energy

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NuHub Connects Midlands to Global Nuclear Opportunities

A Global Connection for Nuclear OpportunitiesNuHub, an initiative of EngenuitySC, is an integral part of South Carolina’s efforts to create the foundations of a knowledge economy. NuHub is a consortium ofpublic, private, higher education and business development interests that share the common goal of maximizing the economic and job creation impact of the nuclear renaissance on the Midstate of South Carolina.In working to diversify the state’s current primary economic dependence on manufacturing, agriculture and tourism, EngenuitySC is leading efforts to establish Columbia as a center of alternative energy and clean technology. Columbia has already invested heavily in creating a world-class environment for the commercialization of fuel cell technologies and NuHub will look to expand this economic development strategy to include sources of clean technology and innovation in nuclear energy, where significant opportunity exists.Goals

  • Position the Midstate as a leader in nuclear energy innovation
  • Maximize the economic and job creation impact of the nuclear renaissance on the Midstate
  • Develop world class innovators and a strong workforce for the nuclear economy
  • Recruit and retain nuclear scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators and suppliers to make South Carolina a preeminent location for the nuclear economy
  • Build the Midstate’s reputation as a global leader in nuclear training and develop an international training center
  • Establish the Midstate of South Carolina as a hub for small modular reactor (SMR) activity

Benefits

  • Opportunity to participate in a diverse collaboration of public and private industry stakeholders with a network throughout SC and beyond
  • Round-table meetings
  • Networking meetings/events
  • Committees focused on industry needs: Workforce Development, Industry Engagement, Innovation, and Communications
  • Opportunity to identify, define and implement solutions for key training and innovation issues in the nuclear industry through 
  • Research: SmartState South Carolina Centers of Economic Excellence
  • Technical training programs- USC, SC State, Midlands Technical College & the Regional Center in Nuclear Education and Training (RCNET)Small Modular Reactor (SMR) initiatives
  • Access to a number of young professionals organizations
  • Participate in activities to develop local, regional, state, and national political support for the industry
  • Advocate for industry needs
  • Educate political leaders on value of nuclear industry
  • Provide forums to connect with political leaders
  • Opportunity to participate in community outreach and speaking events focused on building support and awareness for the nuclear industry
  • Regional industry highlighted in the EngenuitySC Columbia Regional Competitiveness ReportOpportunity to leverage and enhance interest in nuclear careers across a broad spectrum of educational settings, including K-12 outreach programs
  • Annual education forum through EngenuitySC Science Cafe
  • Access to networking events and special industry conference discounts
  • Gain company visibility through NuHub and EngenuitySC marketing and communications
  • EngenuitySC and NuHub websites 
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Social media and Blog 
  • Press Releases